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All Aboard! Santa trains for the holidays

By December 13, 2013

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Santa trains will be running this weekend (December 14 and 15, 2013) at two locations close to Reno. It's the last chance to get on board this holiday season - Santa will be heading up to the North Pole to get ready for his big Christmas Eve trip.

Polar Express aboard the V&T Railroad in Carson City, Nevada.
Polar Express aboard the V&T Railroad in Carson City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White.

Santa trains at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will depart Wabuska Station from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are only $3. This is a popular activity and seats fill up quickly, so get there early. Pictures with Santa are available for $6.

The Candy Cane Express, on the V & T Railroad in Virginia City, will make two runs per day (12 noon and 2 p.m.) between Virginia City and Gold Hill this weekend, with passengers being served cider, hot chocolate, and cookies and candy canes by the Candy Cane Sisters. Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for children (ages 2 and under free). Call (775) 847-0380 for more information.

The Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola will run a Santa train on Saturday, December 14, from 5 p.m. to p.m. Admission is $10 per carload, or $5 per carload with a donation of at least 3 non-perishable food items for the local food bank. Call (530) 832-4131.

Polar Express trains on the V&T Railroad are sold out. If you must do a Polar Express, check "Santa Train Rides for Christmas and the Holidays" for information on the Nevada Northern Railway Polar Express trains in Ely.

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